How to Delete Old Apple Watch Backup from iPhone

Whenever your Apple Watch is paired to your iPhone, it starts sending data to your phone instantly. If you wish to keep a backup of those files, it can be done by syncing with iCloud or iTunes. Everything is saved in your PC or Cloud storage as you backup your phone. The watch’s data, however, cannot be accessed from iCloud but can be found on your iPhone if data is restored. So to delete Apple Watch backup from iPhone, you need to take some concrete action.

Every time you unpair your Apple Watch, a backup is created. The size of those backups merely causes any deficiency of storage. History of credit or debit card transactions done from the Apple Watch are not recorded in the backup files. Adding media files may result in the increment of its size. Otherwise, the size is quite negligible, occupying less than 1MB. But there’s no point of keeping data which is of no use.

If you are the type of person who likes to keep trash away from their vicinity, you might want to know where these backup files are stored. I’ll navigate you to find out and eradicate them.

How to Locate Apple Watch Backup Files on iPhone

Step #1. Open “Settings” on your iPhone.

Step #2. Browse to General → Usage → Manage Storage.

Step #3. Wait for all your applications to populate the list and scroll down till you find “Apple Watch”.

Step #4. Tap on “Apple Watch” and you will find all the backup data there.

How to Delete Old Apple Watch Backup from iPhone

If you want to delete specific backup data, tap on “Edit” and delete that data particularly keeping the others intact.

To delete all backup at once, tap on “Remove All Backups”.

Location may not be same for everyone, so here’s another substitute for it.

Step #1. Go to Settings → General → iPhone Storage.

Step #2. From the populated list find the term “Watch” or “Apple Watch”

Step #3. The backup data will appear under ‘Documents & Data’.

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